I am going to guess that this topic has been discussed before because this has been a common problem for me.
I have a Panasonic VHS/DVD-Recorder combo which I like to use to record sports, programs and movies to DVD discs. I use Verbatim 16x Lightscribe discs and I know they are quality.
My constant issue is that I would say six times out of ten, when recording a program, I will look at the clock counting up as it is recording and then notice the clock has stopped, the recorder quits recording, it flashes a U88 code, and then it attempts to go into disc recovery and it powers down. I press the power to bring it back up and it leaves no time remaining on the disc with nothing recovered, leaving me with basically a coaster -- and these discs aren't that cheap to begin with.
What really burns me is the time (and discs) wasted because of it quitting during recording.
This is the third recorder of the same type that I have owned over the years and they have all done the same thing. This one has become so unreliable that I feel like I don't even want to record anymore because I just know that it is going to F-up and waste time and discs.
Is there anything that can be done to stop this from happening? Does it need a cleaning? Does it need new firmware? Has anyone else experienced this and at the frequency that I am?
First time poster. Thanks for all of the help and thoughts.
J in PA